Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter.
“Worship is for us, but it’s about God. Oftentimes we get that backwards. We think Worship is for God, but about us. …Worship is for us, it changes our heart. Here’s Louie (Zamperini) in the middle of the life raft. And he realizes, ‘I’m not just praying because I want to live, I’m praying because all of these distractions, without all of these other things I can try to pursue, I realize my heart is too small. In fact, when we are given Worship, when we are given the way to pray to God and praise God, what it it actually does is, as I said, it’s for us, it changes us, it purifies our love, it purifies your heart. And if I don’t do this now, if I don’t do this now, then I will be stuck with my me-sized heart for all of Eternity.”
Mass Readings from April 21, 2013:
Acts 13:14, 43-52
Revelation 7:9, 14-17